Bonjour Russia

Ilya Repin October 17, 1905
“October 17, 1905” – Ilya Repin

Starting this month in Germany, the Museum Kunst Palast – in Duesseldorf – is exhibiting 125 French and Russian paintings from the 1860’s to the 1920’s. The show will be organized into four chronological sections, the earliest of which is devoted to ‘Russian Realism and the Influence of French Naturalism.’ Exhibition organizer Norman Rosenthal had this to say about the exhibition, and the debt of Russian art to the French:

“The exhibition will focus on the changes that took place in Russia under the influence of their Parisian masters. Here it should not be forgotten how quickly the pupils overtook their masters, opening up new horizons in art not only for Russia, but also for the whole of Europe, and exploring realms hitherto unimaginable in art.”

The exhibition will run from September 15 to January 6, 2008.
Link to the official website

Update 10/27: Just to be clear: this show will be running in London under the name ‘From Russia‘ starting January.


Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

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